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WikiLeaks release Spy Files; Veterans for Peace call support action for Monday


This week, WikiLeaks – working in association with Bugged Planet, Privacy International and  media organizations from six countries  –  released a first selection of documents revealing the international trade in mass interception of phone and email communications, citing 160 companies by name

Across the world, mass surveillance contractors are helping intelligence agencies spy on individuals and ‘communities of interest’ on an industrial scale.

The Wikileaks Spy Files reveal the details of which companies are making billions selling sophisticated tracking tools to government buyers, flouting export rules, and turning a blind eye to dictatorial regimes that abuse human rights.

The largely unregulated trade revealed in the Spy Files is a matter of life and death for activists engaged in the struggle for real democracy in the Middle East, but it also represents a clear and present danger to all those living and working in Western societies, whether they are involved in political activity or not.

Speaking at the WikiLeaks press conference on Wednesday, security researcher and human rights activist Jacob Appelbaum, said: “We can go after these companies by simply telling the truth about what they do and the harm they have caused… Who watches the watchmen?  It’s us, the 99%”


Veterans for Peace call for support action at the High Court on Monday

On Monday 5 December – the same day that a debate about the merits of the European Arrest Warrant is held in Parliament – Julian Assange will be in court to ask that his appeal be heard in the Supreme Court.  If he is refused leave to appeal, then he will be extradited to Sweden.

Veterans for Peace UK have called for a support action outside the High Court in London from 8.30am.

Matthew Horne, a member of Veterans for Peace and supporter of Occupy London said:  “Julian Assange supports us and we feel that we should do the same.  Assange gave us a whole new  perspective on how our governments work behind closed doors with countless illegal acts  including kidnapping, crimes against humanity, renditions, murder and much more. We owe it to him to show that he is not alone.”


[1] WikiLeaks – The Spyfiles http://wikileaks.org/the-spyfiles.html

[2] Bureau of Investigative Journalism – Phone tracking – http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2011/12/01/in-video-phone-tracking/

[3] Veterans for Peace on facebook –  http://www.facebook.com/#!/veteransforpeace.org.uk

[4] Information on the Parliamentary debate, including a template letter to MPs: http://www.swedenversusassange.com/Action.html



8 Responses to “WikiLeaks release Spy Files; Veterans for Peace call support action for Monday”

  1. Here’s an article about the surveillance technologies used by the met police: http://wp.me/p1Znbh-x

  2. Sorry can’t make it on Monday because of grand-daughter care responsibilities. Good luck to Mr Assange appeal. He has done a lot to provide us with hidden information and thereby exposing the hypocisy of our corrupt Governments. I have stopped using gmail and will stop using my BOA/Amazone credit card.
    My mobile phone use is minimal.
    It would be useful to have a university tent talk about managing our privacy and challenging the snoops.

  3. Sorry can’t make it, because I don’t support misogynists.

    • No crime has been commited and the fasted way to destroy someone is to claim that he has raped someone, its not uncommon, Assange leaked documents showing crimes being commited and opened up governments. He has fallen victim to those at the top, and we must not fall into the trap of believing what the media wants you to think.

  4. While wikileaks has done some great stuff. Julian Assange is not wikileaks and his extradition is not for any of his wikileaks activities.

    Julian Assange is accused of rape and should face trial for rape to either prove his innocence or be convicted. The occupy movement rightly wants corporations to be subject to the rule of law and not be able to flout tax laws, employment rights, environmental legislation. The occupy movement should NOT be supporting an individual in flouting the rule of law by not being tried for his alleged crimes.

    I do not know whether Julian Assange is a rapist or a misogynist, but it is deeply misogynistic to fight for someone not to be tried for an alleged rape. And I find it extremely telling that your statement does not even mention his alleged crime.

    I’m astonished and appalled that occupylsx is releasing this statement and supporting Julian Assange’s flight from justice. I thought better of you.

  5. i find it bizarre that you don’t mention the reason for extradition. A sexual act with no consent. That assange hasn’t denied. So, basically, rape.

    I support wikileaks. I DO NOT support rapists, and neither should you!

  6. My disabilities at present do not allow me to attend some things, but I will always be there in spirit. I do hope this will change. I am very frustrated right now that I can’t do more.

    Welldone to Assange for getting a hearing at the supreme court, the next stage. As a fellow whistleblower (a tiny version 😉 ) who has gained harm, just by thinking in the best interest of society, I hope everyone will get behind you and see how important this kind of thing is.

    Bless you for your bravery.


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